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‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ Review: A Network Sings a Different Tune

A very strange and welcome thing has happened this TV season: The broadcast networks are trying again.

You remember the broadcast networks, don’t you? They were mighty beasts that once dominated the earth, with impressive names like National Broadcasting Company or Columbia Broadcasting System (NBC or CBS to their friends). For more than 50 years, they were television, for all intents and purposes, representing everything good, bad, and in-between about the medium. More often than not, they opted for programming that would offend and/or confuse the fewest number of potential viewers.
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The Chainsmokers to Produce Music Drama in Development at Freeform

  • Variety
The Chainsmokers are set to executive produce a drama series currently in development at Freeform, Variety has learned.

The series is titled “Demo.” It follows a 20-something musician who dares to leave behind her struggling indie rock band and her working class family to try writing pop songs in Los Angeles. Though at first she’s eager to shed her past, she soon discovers that the best songs tell the deepest truths, if only she can find the strength to tell hers.

The project hails from writer and executive producer Joy Gregory. Alex Pall and Drew Taggart of The Chainsmokers will executive produce under their Kick the Habit production banner along with Kick the Habit’s Adam Alpert. Alpert is also the duo’s manager and chief executive officer of Disruptor Records. Greg Silverman, Paul Shapiro, and Cara Fano of Stampede Ventures will also executive produce.

The formation of Kick
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Give Zendaya an Emmy for ‘Euphoria’! ‘She’s brilliant and deserves to win,’ fans say [Poll Results]

Give Zendaya an Emmy! That’s what most of our readers said after we asked them about her performance in the new HBO drama series “Euphoria.” She’ll have to wait until 2020, though. Since the show didn’t premiere until June, after the May 31 eligibility cutoff, it’ll have to wait until next year. Do you agree with our readers? Scroll down to see the complete poll results at the bottom of this post.

“She’s brilliant on the show and deserves to win,” said 60 percent of our poll respondents about Zendaya’s Emmy prospects. The singer-actress plays Rue, a troubled teenage girl fresh out of drug rehab but back to using. It’s a radically different role for Zendaya, who got her start on Disney Channel shows like “Shake it Up” and “K.C. Undercover.” She has also appeared in the blockbuster hits “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017), “The Greatest Showman” (2017) and now “Spider-Man: Far from Home,
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Mbti Of Joan of Arcadia Characters

What would you do if you could see and talk to God? And what if God presented themselves to you in human form, but as a different person every time? That's the dilemma that Joan Girardi, the protagonist of the TV drama  Joan of Arcadia, faces. She wants to be a regular teenage girl... even though she's quirky and different from everyone else so that wouldn't even really be possible.

Related: The Mbti Of Tuca & Bertie Characters

Joan and her family and friends are really captivating to watch on this show that only lasted for two seasons. Let's take a look at the MBTIs of the cast of characters on Joan of Arcadia.
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‘Euphoria’: Does Zendaya deserve an Emmy for role as a teen addict, or does the show go too far? [Poll]

Zendaya has come a long way since her Disney Channel days on “Shake It Up” and “K.C. Undercover.” Her new HBO series “Euphoria” is a no-holds-barred look at teens dealing with sexuality, drugs and violence. Since the show didn’t start airing until June it won’t be eligible for Emmys until 2020. Do you think she deserves to be remembered by voters next year? Scroll down to vote in our poll at the bottom of this post.

Euphoria” is an ensemble drama, but its primary focus is Rue Bennett (Zendaya), who nearly died from a drug overdose during the summer and is fresh out of rehab as the school year begins again. She becomes friends with Jules (Hunter Schafer), a transgender girl who is new to town. A lot of the characters’ insecurities around relationships, family, bullying and acceptance aren’t unusual to teen dramas, but the show’s eerie visual style and gritty,
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‘Game of Thrones’: How HBO Made the Cult Fantasy Novels a Mainstream Obsession

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Whether you’re on a first date or launching a new TV show, the safest possible strategy is this: Keep your crazy on the down-low.

As HBO’s “Game of Thrones” comes to an end, it’s worth looking back at the magic trick it pulled off from the outset: never letting its genre fiction roots — Dragons! Murderous smoke babies! Faceless assassins with multiple faces! — outshine its compelling, and frequently heartbreaking, dedication to character development.

In fairness, viewers can’t say they didn’t know from the beginning that some weird stuff was going to happen on this show. The opening sequence of the pilot episode, “Winter Is Coming,” features three men of the Night’s Watch scouting beyond the Wall that protects Westeros from the terrors of the North, two of whom are killed by strange undead creatures (soon to be well known as the White Walkers).

However, after
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Amber Tamblyn’s ‘Era of Ignition': Her Transformation From Child Actress to Activist

  • The Wrap
Amber Tamblyn’s ‘Era of Ignition': Her Transformation From Child Actress to Activist
Amber Tamblyn knew it would take something special to convince her to act again.

A working actress since the age of nine, Tamblyn has spent the last two decades growing up on screen — an upbringing that has made her privy to years of gender discrimination in Hollywood.

In her new book “Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution,” Tamblyn describes being told to lose weight in order to be considered for major roles; being asked to contribute ideas to scripts without receiving credit; and watching her directorial debut “Paint It Black” get rejected from a prominent indie film distributor for no other reason, she believes, but that she is a woman. She also revisits her account of James Woods trying to lure her and a friend to Las Vegas when she was 16, which Woods denies.

Also Read: Amber Tamblyn Joins FX's 'Y: The
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Amber Tamblyn on Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Comparing Susan Collins to Soon-Yi

  • Variety
Amber Tamblyn on Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Comparing Susan Collins to Soon-Yi
Amber Tamblyn, the star of “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” films and “Joan of Arcadia,” has moved away from acting in recent years and toward activism. She was deeply involved in Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and was one of the founders of Time’s Up, a non-profit organization that was formed in 2018 to combat sexual harassment in the workplace.

Tamblyn has also become more interested in writing, contributing to the New York Times, as well as authoring books of poetry and the novel “Any Man.” Tamblyn’s latest work, “Era of Ignition,” is equal parts memoir and call to arms. It’s a look at the corrosive impact of sexism and misogyny in politics and the entertainment industry, but it’s also a hopeful story about the power of social movements to effect change. Tamblyn spoke with Variety about her new book, her respect for Hillary Clinton, her
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Mary Steenburgen to Mother Jane Levy in NBC Musical Dramedy Pilot

Mary Steenburgen to Mother Jane Levy in NBC Musical Dramedy Pilot
Mary Steenburgen is adding her voice to the chorus of NBC’s musical dramedy pilot Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. The Academy Award-winning actress has been cast as Maggie, the well-meaning mother of Jane Levy’s title character, TVLine has learned.

NBC describes the project as an “innovative musical dramedy about a whip-smart but socially awkward girl in her late 20’s who is suddenly able to hear the innermost thoughts of people around her as songs and even big musical numbers that they perform just for her. With this new ability at her disposal, she is able to use her ‘gift
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CBS Developing Police Body Cam Drama From ‘Madam Secretary’ Producer, Glenn Geller

  • Variety
CBS is developing a police drama series that boasts former CBS Entertainment head Glenn Geller as an executive producer, Variety has learned.

The project is currently titled “Body Cam Cop.” In the series, a cop’s heroism inadvertently lands him celebrity status after an on-the-job incident goes viral. He and his new partner are then selected to be part of a pilot program that livestreams body cam footage to the public. However, they soon find their lives complicated when the cameras create unintended consequences on and off the force.

David Grae is the writer on “Body Cam Cop” and will also executive produce alongside Geller. CBS Television Studios will produce. Grae signed an overall deal with studio last year. He is currently an executive producer on the CBS political drama “Madam Secretary,” the fifth season of which will debut on Oct. 7. Grae’s previous credits include “Castle,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Joan of Arcadia,
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CBS Developing Body Cam Cop Drama From ‘Madam Secretary’ Ep & Glenn Geller

  • Deadline
CBS has put in development Body Cam Cop, a drama series from Madam Secretary executive producer David Grae and former CBS Entertainment president-turned-producer Glenn Geller.

In Body Cam Cop, written by Grae, when a cop’s heroism inadvertently lands him celebrity status after an on-the-job incident goes viral, he and his new partner are selected to be part of a pilot program that livestreams body cam footage to the public. However they soon find their lives complicated when the cameras create unintended consequences on and off the force.

Grae and Geller executive produce for CBS TV Studios, where Grae is under an overall deal.

Grae began his career as a staff writer on Madam Secretary creator Barbara Hall’s previous CBS series Joan of Arcadia. He has also staffed on Without a Trace, Gilmore Girls and was an executive producer on ABC’s long-running Castle. Grae, co-founder of Gotham Writers’ Workshop,
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‘Madam Secretary’ Creator to Develop Female Mayor Drama at CBS With Nina Tassler

  • Variety
“Madam Secretary” creator Barbara Hall is developing a new drama at CBS, Variety has learned.

The series, titled “Ms. Mayor,” follows a young activist runs for Mayor of New York on a whim. Her surprise victory launches her onto a political stage that she’s not prepared for, but she is determined to take on with her idealistic enthusiasm.

Hall will write and executive produce the project under her overall deal with CBS Television Studios. Variety exclusively reported Hall’s three-year deal with the studio back in March. Nina Tassler, the former head of CBS Entertainment, will executive produce under her PatMa Productions banner along with PatMa’s Denise Di Novi.

“Madam Secretary” was one of 11 series that CBS renewed back in April, with the show scoring an order for a fifth season. Hall previously created shows like “Judging Amy” and “Joan of Arcadia” and worked on shows like “Northern Exposure,
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James Toback, First-Hand: One Accuser Shares Her Story Using Her Diary and a Sketch

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James Toback, First-Hand: One Accuser Shares Her Story Using Her Diary and a Sketch
On October 22, after reading Glenn Whipp’s incendiary James Toback investigation in the La Times, Becky Wahlstrom scoured her journals. A veteran actress whose credits include “Joan of Arcadia” and “Mad Men,” she was 23 when she wrote a seven-and-a-half page entry on August 13, 1998 that described meeting Toback at the Beverly Hills Hotel for approximately five hours the night before.

Ostensibly, it was an audition for his film “Black and White”; Toback requested the meeting after seeing her deliver two lines in Don Roos’ “The Opposite of Sex.” She went to the audition without sides; she loved the idea that Toback liked to build his roles around his actors, a philosophy she embraced while studying at the Piven Theatre Workshop in Chicago.

Read More: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Says He Knows At Least 15 Women Who’ve Been Accosted by James Toback

At the hotel, she met Toback in
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‘Kevin (Probably) Saves the World’: The Show’s Unique Premise Owes Inspiration to Jewish Mythology

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‘Kevin (Probably) Saves the World’: The Show’s Unique Premise Owes Inspiration to Jewish Mythology
[Editor’s note: Light spoilers for the premiere episode of “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” follow.]

The new shows that make up the bulk of the fall broadcast TV season fall into pretty obvious categories: military drama (“The Brave”), medical drama (“The Good Doctor”), family comedy/annual expansion of the Chuck Lorre empire (“Young Sheldon”).

And then there’s “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World,” the ABC drama airing Tuesday nights, which doesn’t fit neatly into any box in particular. The official synopsis, per ABC:

Kevin Finn (Jason Ritter) is not a good person. He’s not terrible, but he’s selfish, and clueless, and values material wealth and status over all else. And he’s beginning to realize that those things aren’t making him happy – in fact, he’s fairly miserable. Just when things seem to be at their worst, he finds himself tasked with an unbelievable mission… saving the world…

A series of fantastic events, including a meteorite landing near the house, lead
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Kevin (Probably) Saves the World Review: Jason Ritter Is a Gift From the Comedy Gods in ABC's Goofy Dramedy

Kevin (Probably) Saves the World Review: Jason Ritter Is a Gift From the Comedy Gods in ABC's Goofy Dramedy
Let’s get this unpleasantness out of the way: Kevin (Probably) Saves the World is a terrible title. It’s too cutesy by half — has any show with parentheses in the title ever survived to see a Season 2? — and also misleading, seeming to promise some kind of epic, globe-spanning battle of good vs. evil. ABC’s new dramedy (premiering Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 10/9c) is most assuredly not that… but it’s not bad, either, thanks to a sweet soulfulness and a thoroughly charming lead performance from Jason Ritter.

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Ritter stars as Kevin,
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Amber Tamblyn Speaks Out on Hollywood's History of Harassment After James Woods' Tweets

Amber Tamblyn Speaks Out on Hollywood's History of Harassment After James Woods' Tweets
Amber Tamblyn is not holding back—not any more that is. The fiery star penned an impassioned op-ed piece in the New York Times earlier today and put both James Woods and Hollywood on blast for calling women who speak out about harassment "liars." The article, entitled "I'm Done With Not Being Believed," details an alleged encounter from her teen years when she says that the former Shark star hit on her and her friends at a diner, as well as time when the former Joan of Arcadia star was 21 years old and she went to a producer to explain she was being harassed by a crew member. Amber writes that after she told the producer what was going on the producer said, "Well there are two sides to...
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Amber Tamblyn Speaks Out in New Op-Ed After James Woods Called Her Accusations a Lie: ‘Women Don’t Get to Have a Side

Amber Tamblyn Speaks Out in New Op-Ed After James Woods Called Her Accusations a Lie: ‘Women Don’t Get to Have a Side
Amber Tamblyn is done not being believed.

In a passionate New York Times op-ed published online Saturday, the 34-year-old actress fired back a those who question women’s accounts of harassment, abuse and sexual assault at the hands of men — while also detailing an “unsafe” experience she had with a male crew-member on the set of what appears to be CBS’ Joan of Arcadia.

Her piece came days after the actress claimed that James Woods tried to pick her up when she was just 16, allegedly inviting her to Vegas and saying “even better” when she told him she was underage.
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“Madam Secretary” Showrunner Barbara Hall Developing CIA Drama for CBS

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Barbara Hall is shifting gears from the White House to the CIA. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the “Madam Secretary” creator and showrunner is working on “Family Business,” a CBS drama about a multigenerational family of spies.

Family Business” will tell the story of a CIA family “through the eyes of its youngest generation,” THR writes, “three adult siblings who all struggle with rivalry, secrets, and making their mark in the intelligence community.” Hall is writing the script and will serve as exec producer.

Madam Secretary” premiered on CBS in 2014. Led by Téa Leoni, the drama traces the professional and personal lives of one the most powerful women in the world: Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord. Bebe Neuwirth (“The Good Wife”), Patina Miller (“Hunger Games” franchise), and Tim Daly (Shonda Rhimes’ “Private Practice”) also star.

In early 2016 Hall signed a two-year deal with CBS Television Studios. The pact sees the showrunner continuing to oversee “Madam Secretary” while developing new projects for CBS. “Family Business” is presumably part of Hall’s deal.

Moonlighting,” “Northern Exposure,” “Joan of Arcadia,” “Judging Amy,” and “Homeland” are among the writing credits on Hall’s stacked resume.

Season 4 of “Madam Secretary” begins Sunday, October 8 on CBS.

Madam Secretary” Showrunner Barbara Hall Developing CIA Drama for CBS was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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'A Funny Man. A Good Man': Celebrities React to Death of Cheers & Murphy Brown Star Jay Thomas

'A Funny Man. A Good Man': Celebrities React to Death of Cheers & Murphy Brown Star Jay Thomas
Actor, comedian and radio host Jay Thomas has died at age 69 following a battle with cancer — a loss that has prompted many of Hollywood’s biggest names to fondly remember the late Cheers and Murphy Brown star.

Wrote Parks and Recreation alum Rob Lowe on Twitter Thursday, “Had the pleasure of casting and directing Jay Thomas many years ago. He was fantastic, an underrated dramatic actor. And a great guy.”

Echoed actor Tom Arnold, “I love Jay Thomas. Many unscripted inappropriate laughs everytime we worked together. My thoughts today are with his beloved family. #Rip.”

Had the pleasure of casting
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The Sisterhood Expands! America Ferrera Plants a Smooch on Pal Amber Tamblyn's Baby Girl Marlow in Cute New Snap

The Sisterhood Expands! America Ferrera Plants a Smooch on Pal Amber Tamblyn's Baby Girl Marlow in Cute New Snap
There’s always room for more in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants — though in this case, it may be the traveling diaper for its newest member.

Close friends and former costars America Ferrera and Amber Tamblyn got together recently, posing for a snap with the latter’s 5-month-old baby girl Marlow Alice.

“#thefutureisSisterhood,” Ferrera, 33, captioned the cute moment, showing her planting a kiss on the baby’s head as Tamblyn, 34, holds her. The new mom then re-posted the photo to her own Instagram account.

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